Earlier today, a colleague asked, How can I embed RSS feeds–including a Twitter feed–on a Google Sites web page?
From: John C <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Date: Wed, Oct 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM
Subject: Re: RSS feed gadget…
To: Google Certified Teachers
I have had success with the “RSS Reader” found athttp://hosting.gmodules.com/ig/gadgets/file/107213515403750797288/joefeeds.xml
You can have up to 7 tabs, 15 entries, and choose the detail length.It works well.
Best,John C.NYC ’08
Still, the solution didn’t quite look the way I needed it to. The XML file referenced–essentially, the code for the Google Gadget that I inserted by going to Insert Gadget, then Add by URL–right-aligned the content…I wanted it left aligned.
The key difference is text-align:left;
Then, I uploaded the modified XML file to a web server, and re-directed the URL in the Gadget to point to my version rather than the one John Calvert refers to in his email. Surprisingly, it worked!
Shout Out: I’m VERY grateful to the original authors of the gadget and thank them for coming up with a working RSS Feed Google Gadget!
Some other miscellaneous, albeit relevant points:
- To get a Twitter feed, I used IceRocket.com’s Twitter search to do a search on hashtags like #txtia12 to capture the tweets that might be flowing next week as part of the LoneStar Technology Integration Academy (TIA) taking place in Denton, Texas. I also did searches on “mguhlin” to pull up my tweets.
- To get BYOD/T, iPad relevant content from Evernote, I decided to share my curated content for which I’m using Evernote Shared Notebooks. You can read this quick illustrated step by step on how to share your Evernote Notebooks.
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